Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Our internet goes out about 3x a day. Because we have Vonage, this also means our land line does not work either. The time span for each outage is usually around 3 hours each. Yeck! We've called Comcast (internet/cable provider) numerous times. Each time they tell us they'll fix it and every week we have to call them back. Oh, yes, that's right, I have to call on my wireless and go through the motions that I am the daughter and all that jazz... I am soooooooooooooooo sick of it. And, not even that, our wireless internet has not worked for over two weeks. So, if I want to be online, I have to use mom's computer which is in her bedroom. And, I can't be online past 10 pm. Let's not even go there.
So, I've been looking at several different options. Currently we pay $60 for basic cable and cable internet. And $35 for Vonage. This is monthly. Total is $95.
ATT high-speed internet is $35 monthly. DISH network is about $65 monthly. That leaves phone. We love Vonage b/c mom can call India for pennies. So, I looked around on Clark Howard's site and came across Ooma. It would cost about $250 and would be a one-time price. Over all, I think this will work for us. My brother is coming home this weekend and will speak to the parents. I will probably buy Ooma for the house. And, they'll continue to pay for cable/internet. But, overall I think this will be better. And, we won't be getting gipped on the internet service.
written by Deepa at 3/17/2009 05:42:00 PM